Winsford Devco Fletcher Rae

More Winsford industrial set for approval

Plans for around 125,000 sq ft of industrial space at the Road One industrial estate in Winsford have been recommended for approval at Cheshire West & Chester’s planning committee next Tuesday.

The application site comprises a vacant plot on the east side of Road One, and has been cleared to slab level, the previous 195,000 sq ft building on the site having been demolished.

Applicant Winsford Devco, a vehicle registered in Bedfordshire, is seeking consent for 15 units to be laid out in a courtyard format, with buildings ranging from around 3,000 sq ft to 27,000 sq ft in two terraces and three standalone units. Fletcher Rae is the architect, with Gerald Eve also advising.

The site is to be served by a new vehicle and pedestrian route from Road One, with a private road running through the site’s centre.

Most of the remainder of the site would be set out as car parks and serving areas for the individual units, with a strip of soft landscaping is proposed adjacent to the site frontage. The site has an extant planning permission for a single unit of 150,000 sq ft, which has not been implemented.

Winsford has become a hotspot for industrial development in Cheshire, with Tiger Trailers’ building of a £22m factory at Road One, which started last year, being a key project for CWAC.

Kier and Maple Grove have revealed plans for a trade counter scheme next to Tiger’s site, while the council secured £5m funding from Cheshire & Warrington LEP and Public Sector Plc last year to take forward the expansion of the wider Winsford Industrial Estate.

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